Chenyu Lin, a graduate of the Texas Academy of Math and Science at the University of North Texas, recently earned the 2021 Hartfield Prize. 

Lin, who is now at Colorado Christian University, is one of three recipients across the country to receive the award.

The Center for Public Justice gives the award funding to three student-faculty pairs from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct research on a social policy that impacts the well-being of children, families and communities.

Lin, a sophomore nursing student, produced a report last month, "Children's Health and Well-Being: Recommendations for a Post-Pandemic World," that was published on She will research the ways in which COVID-19 has exacerbated child health disparities in Denver. Lin will be advised by Colorado Christian University biology professor Julie Woodman.

CPJ is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to policy research and civic education based on Christian principles the organization believes is needed in a pluralistic society. 

— Staff report

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